B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B+
Florida Southern College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Methodist
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Sunshine State Conference
Address
111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, FL 33801

Florida Southern College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Florida Southern College

Cost

Net Price
$23,395/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $19,173/ year
  • $30-48k
    $20,104/ year
  • $49-75k
    $22,398/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,460/ year
  • $110k+
    $24,627/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.63 responses
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.58 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.59 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,123Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
31%
Varsity Athletes
15%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 42 responses
Report
  • Involved
    67%
  • Rich white kid.
    17%
  • Dry campus
    5%
  • Stuck up
    5%
  • Apathetic
    2%
  • Driven
    2%
  • Rich White Student or Super Poor and Smart
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
93%
Poll
53%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.79 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.94 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 40 responses
Report
  • Personal
    35%
  • Interactive
    28%
  • Everything you want
    13%
  • Boring
    10%
  • Create your house the party house be nice= hot chi
    5%
  • Strict
    5%
  • A trap
    3%

After Florida Southern College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
65%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
76%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.41 responses
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Florida Southern College Reviews

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The small school atmosphere makes connecting with professors easy and enjoyable. Any dissatisfaction with this college comes from the fact that it is a private college, so tuition is high, but while the money that goes to education I feel is well spent, other costs feel wasted. Housing isn't in great shape, and due to lack of rooms, I was paying the cost of a double when I did have a roommate but we shared a single-sized room. My payments currently seem to be going toward baseball field renovations while the science building, where I take all of my courses and use laboratories, are old and falling apart. I'll still stay the distance in order to receive the worthwhile academic programs, and I enjoy the social aspects of a small school, but be cautious of where your money may go.
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As a senior, my time here at Florida Southern has been full of long nights in the library, countless trips to professors' office hours, fun campus activities and late night trips around Lakeland. While the school is small, this allows for a tight knit community and constant campus events. Small classroom sizes also allow for higher quality relationships with professors which can be really beneficial when faced with challenging topics.
This school is wonderful, and I wouldn't hesitate to enroll here again. The professors are wonderful and the student body is very accepting and involved. You can't cannot cross campus without running into at least five people you know and receiving a smile from a stranger. It's a great environment!